The Ultimate Guide to Determining If You Need a House Cleaner

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Your home can get dirty quickly. If you have children or pets or both, messes and spills are most likely a daily occurrence at your house. If you have a busy life like most people, it usually does not include time to clean your home. And we all know they don’t clean themselves. So this begs the question – Do you need a house cleaner?

Yes, you do need a house cleaner. There are a variety of reasons and benefits for getting one. And a house cleaner is suitable for any living situation or lifestyle. 

Now that you know you need a house cleaner let’s explore the benefits and reasons for getting one. This guide will help you assess your needs and help you get the right professional cleaning service for your home.

Reasons Why You Need a House Cleaner

A house cleaner can do more for you than cleaning your home. Below, we will cover the problems a house cleaner will solve for you.

Too Busy/ Don’t Want to Spend Free Time Cleaning

The number one reason most people need a house cleaner is that they are too busy to clean. If they do have any free time, they don’t want to spend it cleaning their house. 

If you have a job and a family, hiring one is a must. Spend your free time with your family and hire a house cleaner to clean your home.

Back Breaking and Exhausting Work


Cleaning is demanding on your body and can be painful. So if you have any health issues related to your body like a bad back, knees, hip, shoulder, etc., you’re going to want to hire someone to clean your house.

Older retirees love house cleaners because they save them from having to do the cleaning in their homes, which can irritate or cause stress on their joints and bodies.

Also, cleaning your entire house can take hours and zap you out of your energy to do what you enjoy. Spend time relaxing your body instead of cleaning.

Don’t like Cleaning or Don’t Know How

Cleaning the toilet and the bathtub is not something most people enjoy. And although some people like to clean their homes, a lot do not.

For the people who don’t, hiring someone to clean your home is a no-brainer. Get someone to clean and do the things you like to do.

Most people who have ever lived on their own know how to vacuum the floor and possibly mop it but a majority of people don’t know all the areas that need to be cleaned in a house.

A professional cleaner is trained to clean all the necessary areas thoroughly in your home, including those hard-to-reach cobwebs, behind the toilet, and inside the microwave.

Other Benefits of Hiring a House Cleaner

A Clean House Is a Healthy House

Cleaned and sanitized surfaces and floors minimize bacteria and viruses that you and your children can come in contact with.

Dust contains allergens and other dangerous substances. Dusting your home helps reduce you, and your family from exposure and breathing in these contaminants.

Relieves Stress

Not only is a clean house healthy for your body, but it is also healthy for your mind. It gives you peace of mind and relieves stress by knowing your house is organized and clean. A house cleaner gives you one less thing on your to-do list.

Read our article – Does Having a Clean House Make You Feel Better? to learn all the mental health benefits of a clean house.

Entertaining Family and Friends

House cleaners can clean your house before you have friends and family over or throw that holiday party, allowing you to focus on everything else.

Save Money on Various Cleaning Supplies

Don’t waste your time and money buying different cleaning products you don’t use. Professional house cleaners bring their cleaning products, and they know how to use them.


I mentioned it earlier and have to mention it again – it frees up your time to do what you want and enjoy!

How Often Should You Have a House Cleaner Come to Your Home?

If you have decided that you need a house cleaner, then you must also decide on how often they will clean your home. Your decision will depend on some of the factors below.

  • How many people live in your house? How many kids?
  • Are you home a lot or do you travel?
  • How many pets and what kind of pets live in your home?
  • Will you clean in between visits from the house cleaner?
  • How big is your house?

If you are home a lot and have a lot of people (especially children) and pets, you may want weekly or bi-weekly cleanings. If you are the only one living in the house and aren’t there most of the time, you may only want monthly cleanings. 

Overall, how often you have someone come will depend on how dirty your home gets and the budget you have for one.

Do You Have a Budget for a House Cleaner?


Although I mentioned many reasons and benefits of having a house cleaner, you need a budget. Ask your friends or neighbors who have house cleaners how much they pay to have their house cleaned to get an idea of how much it will cost.

It’s just like any other service, and a professionally trained house cleaner will cost more than your teenage next-door neighbor who is cleaning your home to try to earn some extra money. 


As you can see, there are many reasons and benefits to having a house cleaner, with the number one reason for most people being it frees up time and allows you to do what you want and enjoy. They are also suitable for any living situation or lifestyle.

Life can be busy and stressful, and a house cleaner will give you one less thing to worry about. But if you don’t have the budget for one, you will be cleaning your home.

If you’re curious about what a house cleaner does in your home, you may want to check out our post What Does a House Cleaner Do in Your Home?

If you are not ready to hire a professional house cleaner but are a busy parent trying to keep your house clean, check out our post – 10 Secrets to Keeping a Clean House as a Working Parent, to learn what to do.